Welcome to the Oncology Section

The Oncology Section of APTA advances physical therapist practice to maximize the lifelong health, well-being and function of persons affected by cancer and HIV.

Knowledge, Compassion, Practice, Results

Our association consists of professional Physical Therapists managing the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary and cardiopulmonary rehabilitative needs of patients resulting from the treatment of active cancer disease.

Oncology Section Introduces New Guideline on Diagnosis of Upper Quadrant Lymphedema in Patients With Cancer

While early recognition of upper quadrant lymphedema secondary to cancer can play a crucial role in maintaining quality of life for patients …

Proposed Bylaw Amendments to Include Name Change

The Oncology Section is putting forth several bylaw amendments to include a name change: The Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association, Inc. …

Clinical Research Grant Application Deadline (May 1, 2018)

One clinical research grant award of $5,000 is available to Oncology Section members to assist with a 1-year research study that investigates …

Oncology Courses

Advanced Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – Zion, IL

Midwestern Regional Medical Center
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Head & Neck Cancer – Olney, MD

18101 Prince Philip Drive
(Community Learning Centers A & B)
Olney, MD 20832

Advanced Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – Garden City, NY

Full Circle Physical Therapy P.C.
Located at: 310 Old Country Road-  suite 104
Garden City, NY 11530

Meet a Member

Mary Lou Galantino

Mary Lou Galantino was recently named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA - the association's highest membership category. This title is awarded to members of the association whose contributions to the profession through leadership, influence, and achievements demonstrate frequent and sustained efforts to advance the profession for a period of not less than 15 years preceding the nomination for election. Mary Lou has been a strong advocate and clinician on the forefront of HIV rehabilitation, establishing the HIV SIG of the Oncology Section, and providing innumerable other contributions to the field and the PT profession.

Join the Oncology Section ListServ

The Section's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.

Clinical Research Grants

Are you up on the latest Oncology Physical Therapy research or are your just starting out? New and experienced Section members can make valuable contributions.

Clinical Internship Opportunities

This list of clinical sites is provided as a service to Oncology Section Members.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

The Oncology Section, APTA has several course offerings looking for partners to host. The host facility will be chosen based on the guarantee that they can draw a minimum of 20 registrants.

Oncology Section Member Awards

Know of a PT/PTA professional needing recognition? Here is the place to find out about our Member Awards.

Booth Signup

Sign up for an available volunteer slot at the Academy booth in the CSM Exhibit Hall! You must be logged in to sign up.

Sign Up to Become a Volunteer

This Section survives and thrives on it's exceptional line of volunteers. From experienced to clincians; if you want to be a leader, we have a position.

Look Inside the Oncology Toolbox

What's in your Physical Therapy Bag of Tricks? Find more and contribute some.